HAN Connecticut News, June 22

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily Connecticut news show, airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. at HAN.Network, and is hosted by Kate Czaplinski and features the latest news from across HAN Network's local newspapers and website, along with other area media.

You can watch it on-demand in the video player below. Kate is off this week with Rob Adams filling in at the anchor's desk. Donald Eng has our history and sports reports.


Here are some of the stories we're following around southwestern Connecticut on Wednesday, June 22, 2016:

Ridgefield town and school officials are re-testing for lead in water at two Ridgefield elementary schools after earlier tests showed lead levels slightly above the state limits in the water at two locations.

A New Fairfield man is under arrest after state police say he was selling illegal firearms out of his home, according to a press release.

Twelve men are facing prostitution-related charges after their arrests by Stratford and Bridgeport police in a joint sting operation.

A Monroe man charged with hit-and-run left a trail four-towns long on Saturday morning, the Wilton police told our Wilton Bulletin yesterday.

Fairfield police are asking for your help in finding a young woman suspected of stealing a wallet in Southport earlier this month.

In state politics news, Stamford businessman August Wolf has suspended his bid for the U.S. Senate after failing to get enough signatures to challenge State Rep. Dan Carter of Bethel for the Republican nomination to challenge Connecticut’s senior U.S. Senator, Richard Blumenthal.

France-based Altice has bought Cablevision Systems, the dominant cable provider in lower Fairfield County — and the New York metropolitan area.

Trumbull police have arrested a man wanted for attempted armed robbery at a Westfield Trumbull Mall jewelery story back in April.

Joan D. Ensor — a lifelong resident of Redding, a journalist, and activist who founded the Redding Land Trust, which helped shape what the town of Redding in the second half the 20th century, has died at 103 years old, her family announced.

Long-time Darien resident Gene Coyle, a retired Marine who served during both World War II and the Korean War, and worked at Time magazine for more than five decades — retiring as worldwide director of operations — died Monday morning after a several-month illness.

13-year-old Tracey Lewis of Ridgefield is appearing in a lead role in the Off Broadway play, “What She Deserves — A Murder Mystery,” at The Actor’s Temple, on West 47th Street, on Sunday, June 26, at 2:30 and 5 p.m.

And finally today, Greenwich High School held its graduation for the Class of 2016 on Tuesday evening with 635 students receiving their diplomas.

That capped graduation season in our Connecticut coverage area. Let’s take a look back at moments from many of the graduations in the HAN Network’s coverage area